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MySQL AB to counter Oracle buy of Innobase

When Oracle made the move a few weeks ago, I wondered what MySQL would do about it... and how public they'd be about it.  Looks like MySQL is making it pretty clear that they don't want to be backed into a corner.

Link: MySQL AB to counter Oracle buy of Innobase | InfoWorld | News | 2005-11-22 | By Jeremy Kirk, IDG News Service.


Database industry watchers have speculated what the impact of Oracle's buy-out would be for MySQL's open-source database. But MySQL, the Swedish company that provides support services around the open-source software, is maneuvering for a replacement option.

"Obviously because Oracle made that acquisition we are evaluating options to replace that functionality in some way," said Richard Mason, vice president of MySQL for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). "We're not at the point yet where we can go public with what that plan is but we will be shortly." ...

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